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The G20's Best and Worst Countries for Women

G20 countries: the worst and best for women THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION 19. INDIA 18. SAUDI ARABIA 17. INDONESIA 16. SOUTH AFRICA 15. MEXICO 14. CHINA 13. RUSSIA 12. TURKEY 11. BRAZIL 10. SOUTH KOREA 9. ARGENTINA 8. ITALY 7. JAPAN 6. UNITED STATES 5. FRANCE 4. AUSTRALIA 3. UNITED KINGDOM 2. GERMANY .CANADA Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Map: Hyperakt 56000 INDIA 19 y"Inindia, women and girls continue to be sold as chattels, married off MATERŅAL DEATHS IN 2010 as young as 10, burned alive as a result of dowry-related disputes UN Population Fund and young girls exploited and abused as domestic slave labour." -Gulshun Rehman, Health Programme Development Adviser, 44.5% "Save the Children UK Full coverage OF GIRLS MARRIED BEFORE 18 International Center for Research on Women (2010) 52% OF WOMEN THINK IT'S JUSTIFIABLE FOR MAN TO BEAT WIFE Unicef (2012 18 SAUDI ARABIA "Legally as well as socially, women are second-class citizens. Women aren't allowed to drive, which is a symbol of larger restrictions on women's mobility, there is no law against domestic violence and a man's testimony in court is worth the testimony of two women." -Lyric Thompson, advocate with Amnesty USA and Intermational Center for Research on Women Full coverage: WOMEN ALLOWED TO DRIVE 2011 ШI 64.6% OF WOMEN WITH TERTIARY EDUCATION THE YEAR SAUDI WOMEN ARE UNEMPLOYED GIVEN RIGHT TO VOTE World Bank (2007) INDONESIA 17 "Women suffer sexual violence each day, according to the National Commission on Violence against Women, with rape being the most frequent form of violence. Other forms include sexual trafficking, sexual harassment, torture and sexual exploitation." -Sunila Singh, independent gender expert Full coverage: 90% OF WOMEN CLAIM TO HAVE SUFFERED SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN WORKPLACE OECD Development Centre (2004) 38% WOMEN'S SHARE OF EARNED INCOME WOMAN DIES EVERY HOUR IN CHILDBIRTH UN Population Fund World Bank SOUTH AFRICA 16 "Despite improvements for women in terms of laws and political participation since the end of apartheid, South Africa has some of the highest rates of sexual and gender-based violence in the world-it's a horrendous epidemic that contributes to the spread of HIV/AIDS." -Kathy Selvaggio, gender adviseç USAID Africa Bureau Full coverage: 42.3% TIMES AS MANY WOMEN WITH HIV THAN MEN A66,196 OF SEATS IN LOWER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT HELD BY WOMEN SEXUAL OFFENCES REPORTED IN 2010-2011 Inter-Parliamentary Union 2012) South African Police Service 15 MEXICO "Mexico invented the term 'machismo' and amongst the poorest rural and indigenous populations, a woman's role is to stay at home. Some communities are worse than the most marginalised societies in Africa and Asia in public health and other inequalities. Rates of violence against women are extremely high-domestic, sexual and drug- related violence." -Blanca Rico, executive director, Semillas, Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derechos de la Mujer Full coverage: A1/4/ WOMEN SUFFER SEXUAL ABUSE BY PARTNER Amnesty International (2008) 300 m 26.2% II WOMEN KILLED IN CIUDAD JUAREZ IN OF SEATS IN LOWER HOUSE OF 2011 WITH ALMOST TOTAL IMPUNITY PARLIAMENT HELD BY WOMEN Amnesty USA Inter Parliamentary Uon (2012) 1.09M CHINA 14 "China has one of the highest male-to-female sex ratios at birth (SRB). GIRLS DEAD OR 'MISSING' AT BIRTH This unequal SRB has resulted in millions of 'missing girls and women DUE TO INFANTICIDE IN 2008 and extraordinary levels of gender discrimination. Son preference World Bank also has serious negative consequences on the economic and social development and stability of a country" -Alana Livesey, Plan International, Because l am a Girl Campaign Full coverage: 21.3% 1/4 OF WOMEN THINK IT'S JUSTIFIABLE OF SEATS IN PARLIAMENT HELD BY WOMEN FOR A MAN TO BEAT WIFE Inter Parliamentary Union (2012) UN Progress of thhe World's Women Report (201-2012) UP TO 57750 RUSSIA 13 "Domestic and gender-based violence are widespread in Russia but we WOMEN TRAFFICKED FROM RUSSIA EVERY YEAR don't have a domestic violence law so victims see no justice here. UN Development Programme (2006) Prostitution has no legal status-it's neither legal nor illegal and sex workers are often abused by police. Trafficking is also a big issue." -Daria Ukhova, feminist activist Full coverage: 13.6% A14000 ШI OF SEATS IN LOWER HOUSE OF WOMEN DIE ANNUALLY FROM PARLIAMENT HELD BY WOMEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Inter-Parliamentary Union (2012 UN-CEDAW (2010) 12 TURKEY "Women and girls continue to be killed in the name of honour or chastity, forced into early marriage domestic slavery and subjected to all forms of violence. Women are severely under-represented in the workforce and decision-making bodies, while conservatism is becoming mainstream in politics, curtailing women's freedom and reinforcing traditional gender roles." -Selen Lermioglu Yilmaz, board member, Women for Women's Human Rights - New Ways Association Full coverage: 26% OF BRIDES IN 2010 WERE AGED 16-19 74%, Turkish Statistical Institute 3.8M OF WOMEN OF WORKING AGE ARE UNEMPLOYED TURKISH WOMEN ARE ILLITERATE OECD (2010) Human Riglits Watch (2010) 11 BRAZIL "Brazil is still marked by soaring social and economic inequalities directly related to unequal access to opportunities and gender-related discrimination. Women are disproportionately affected by extreme poverty, flaws in the health system and violence, with indigenous, rural and Afro-descendant women suffering the most." -Daniela Pinto, coordinator of Institutional Development Unit, UN Women, Brazil Full coverage: 8.6% ШI OF SEATS IN PARLIAMENT'S LOWER HOUSE HELD BY WOMEN Inter Parliamentary Union (2012) 120 A250,000 CHILDREN ESTIMATED TO BE DAYS OF MATERNITY LEAVE ON FULL PAY INVOLVED IN PROSTITUTION UN Statistics Division (2011) US State Department (201) SOUTH KOREA 10 "The strict patriarchal and hierarchical system means sexual harassment largely goes unreported. There is also a huge gender wage gap and an unbreakable glass ceiling spanning both public and private sectors, while insufficient maternity leave and childcare mean the lives of working mothers are complicated and demanding." -Christal Philips, visiting professor, Yonsei University Full coverage: 38.9% GENDER PAY GAP FOR FULL-TIME WORKERS OECD (2009) 6/10 t touch! 4/1000 PEOPLE SAID MEN HAVE MORE RIGHT TO WORK WHEN JOBS ARE SCARCE BABIES BORN TO TEENAGE MOTHERS IN 2010 Pew Global Attitudes Survey 201O) World Bank (2010) ARGENTINA 9 "The world's image of Buenos Aires doesn't reflect the reality of the most marginalised communities within the city and the provinces, where the biggest problems are women's health, maternal mortality, sexual and reproductive education, access to legal abortion and contraception, job security and violence against women." -Natalia Gherardi, executive director, Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Genero Full coverage: 90 DAYS OF MATERNITY LEAVE ON FULL PAY UN Statistics Division 37.4% UP TO 500,000 ШI OF SEATS IN LOWER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT HELD BY WOMEN ESTIMATED CLANDESTINE ABORTIONS PER YEAR Inter- Parliamentary Union (2012) OECD Development Centre 57.7% ITALY 8 "Despite enormous progress in the last forty years, women still face discrimina- tion in the labour market-higher unemployment, lower salaries than men and poor access to managerial positions. Women also suffer gender-based OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TERTIARY EDUCATION ARE FEMALE World Bank (2009) vlolence and there has been a rise in femicide." -Daniela Colombo, director AIDOS Füll coverage: 1.2M TIMES MORE HOURS SPENT BY WOMEN ON HOUSEWORK THAN MEN WOMEN HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED AT WORK OECD (2011) National Institute for Statistics (2008-2009) 読 々 ( キング レコード ) Eu7-7 (My wish My love ner, LE JAPAN 7 : セブン · アークス "Japanese women are struggling against an ingrained patriarchal culture. ingleCD+DVD 600 A (A Many are taught that their contribution to the employment sector ends when they marry or have children, and they are under-represented at the political level. However, Japan has a healthy and vocal women's movement working to change these issues as well as many others." --Dr. Mara Patessio, lecturer in Japanese studies, University of Manchester Full coverage: 87 YEARS FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH UN Statistics Division (2011) 11% 28.3% OF SEATS IN PARLIAMENT'S LOWER GENDER PAY GAP FOR HOUSE HELD BY WOMEN FULL-TIME WORKERS Inter Partiamentary Union 2012) OECD (2009) 6 UNITED STATES "Our civil rights and domestic violence laws, a growing acceptance of women in the i movement and speech and the narrowing wage workplace, our fundamental freedom gap mean the US fares pretty well on women's rights. However, many of the gains of the last 100 years are under attack and the most overt and vicious attack is on reproductive rights. Women also suffer disproportionately from the lack of affordable healthcare." -Marsha Freeman, director, International Women's Rights Action Watch Full coverage: 60% OF MASTERS DEGREES EARNED 92 BY WOMEN IN 2008-2009 Ш US Department of Education 22.9M ANTI-ABORTION PROVISIONS ENACTED AT STATE LEVEL IN 2011 WOMEN DO NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE Guttmacher Institute US Census (2012) 5 FRANCE "Women are still under-represented in the labour market, despite favourable living conditions-they make up 30 percent of the part-time workforce versus 5 percent of men. However, it's good to be a woman in France because women have a voice, despite machismo and traditional and cultural preconceptions." -Nadège Chell, president, RESO-Femmes Full coverage: 16 WEEKS OF MATERNITY LEAVE ON FULL PAY FOR NEW MOTHERS UN Statisties Division (2011) 22% 16.5% OF BOARD MEMBERS OF LARGEST PUBLICLY GENDER PAY GAP FOR TRADED COMPANIES ARE FEMALE FULL-TIME WORKERS European Commission (2010 OECD 2009) AUSTRALIA 4 "Significant progress has been made, particularly around laws and policies on equal rights, but those laws aren't reflected on the ground. We still have high rates of violence against women-1 in 3 women will experience physical violence and 1 in 5 will experience sexual assault-and a huge gender pay gap continues to exist that hasn't really changed in 20 years." -Julie McKay, Executive Director of the Australian National Committee for UN Women Pull coverage: 35.9% PARLIAMENTARY SEATS AT ALL LEVELS HELD BY WOMEN Australian Parliamentary Library (2010) 19.1% OF WOMEN EXPERIENCED SEXUAL VIOLENCE SINCE AGE OF 15 FEMALE CEOS OUT OF TOP 200 COMPANIES Australian Government Office for Wormen (2010) Australia Census of Women in Leadership (2010) 3 UNITED KINGDOM "While most women in the UK benefit from access to free healthcare and have opportunities in business and politics, government spending cuts have impacted disproportionately on women while violence against women remains a serious problem, giving the lie to the belief that equality has been achieved within our borders." -Vivienne Hayes, chief executive, Women's Resource Centre Full coverage: E 18.6% GENDER PAY GAP Office for National Statistics (2011y m 17% OF JUDGES ARE WOMEN OF MINISTERIAL POSITIONS HELD BY WOMEN House of Lords Constitution Committee (2011) Hansard Society (2012) GERMANY 2 "We have a female head of state, which shows women have opportunities to advance in the public sphere. But only 12.5 percent of board members of publicly listed companies are women. Meanwhile, a new law to take effect from 2013 giving every child under three the right to go to kindergarten isn't viable due to a lack of places-this will have a disproportionate effect on women's ability to work." Ingrid Lebherz, CEO, AWO International Full coverage: 83 ON 51 SHL 24.4% YEARS FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCY UN Statistics Division (2010-2015) PERMISSION 21.6% GENDER PAY GAP FOR OF CONVICTED SEX TRAFFICKING OFFENDERS FULL-TIME WORKERS RECEIVED JAIL TIME IN 2009 OECD (2009) US State Department 1 CANADA "While we have much more to do, women havecess to healthcare, we place a premium on education, which is the first step toward economic independence, and we have laws that protect girls and women and don't allow for child marriage. However, we have a long way to go in terms of equal pay for equal work." DA -Farah Mohamed, president & CEO, G(irls)20 Smit CAN Full coverage: 1/3 Ш OF FEDERALLY APPOINTED JUDGES ARE FEMALE Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs (2012) 3/4 62% OF WOMEN AGED 15-49 USE CONTRACEPTION OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES WERE FEMALE UN (2005-2010) Statistics Canada (2008) REUTERS/Mark Bin

The G20's Best and Worst Countries for Women

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